forged meg 197 cup

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Markmec, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    i've heard a few stories with no happy end..think you are up next :chris2:

    how about the other one??same trouble??
     

  2. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    Not sure yet mate. Haven’t stripped the n/s/f. Have ordered to wishbones though, had too if I want a chance at making snet on the 22nd! Lol

     
  3. MarcB

    MarcB Gold Member

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    You can weld a large nut onto the threaded part and give it some heat and unscrew the ball joint from the arm.

    My renault specialist has done this 100s of times.
     
  4. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    You’ve not damaged the threads or the seat, I’d re use that with no issues! Hot spanner, pair of stilsons and a piece of pipe for good measure, or use the grinder and cut flats on it, then use the stilsons, you’ll defo have a set of those
     
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  5. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    C137167E-10A1-492D-9110-E57A1ED084BF.jpeg 96F54CA9-D473-4B84-9E9E-BB4F7EC32C5E.jpeg New ball joints turned up today, managed to get them pressed in and the assembly back together.

    New wheel bearing fitted

    Now just waiting on the new lower wish bones which should be here tomorrow.

    Applied a small amount of copper slip to the bolts shoulders to hopefully allow for ease of future removal (hopefully not) lol

    Might be some light at the end of the tunnel and I still could make snet on the 22nd but still lots to do.
     
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  6. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    BF920158-201F-4645-8423-F978EE88F76A.jpeg Not sure how long this intercooler hose would have lasted like this?

    Oh well we live and learn.
     
  7. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    so you managed to do it yourself??glad you are a game for Snetterton..would be a shame not to make it..
     
  8. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    Yes mate, just waiting for the wishbones.

     
  9. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    000A4F7D-3C99-4D24-BABC-74875CDE62EC.jpeg E7C06AEB-A1C1-46C1-989E-C73ECCC92898.jpeg Sorted the rubbing headlight/intercooler pipe out.
     
  10. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    that's better :thumb:
     
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  11. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    346EEFEF-4E81-4B6A-B18F-6069A74EB715.jpeg The lower rad hose and clip was almost on.

    Glad i took a look at the car now, well I am and I’m not. Lol
     
  12. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Scares the shit outa me:grin:
     
  13. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    What does? Lol

     
  14. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

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    Who was the original builder of the car/conversion? I'm guessing it wasn't yourself judging by what you're finding!
     
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  15. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    C6BABC85-73FA-469C-A8A3-7759B52C8A26.jpeg Can anyone confirm if the outer CV joint where it passes through the hub should have a washer?
    Looks like it did have in the past, now it’s just got the 32mm nut.
     
  16. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    Would have thought so Mark,
    Looks like the original 197 shafts have the washer built into the nut.
    Screenshot_20180704-210302.jpg
     
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  17. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    It didn’t look right to be honest. Doesn’t surprise me though. (Rolls eyes)
     
  18. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    This is why I don't let anyone I don't know work on my car!

    Sometimes the pressures of getting it done to a timescale or a budget for an employer can end up causing little mistakes.

    My attitude these days is it'll be done when it's done. And done right.

    I Built this car in 7 weeks from a bare shell needing complete floors and other bits, I made the cage etc. They wanted the week before for testing but it wasn't ready.
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  19. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    53EDC3CF-A023-4919-A88F-C9459FD89363.jpeg New wishbones turned up today, so I pressed out both the new bushes and In with some powerflex jobbies.

    Osf is getting there, gotta sort some new nuts out and a washer for the hub/nut as it’s hanging on by its teeth.
     
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  20. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    Also got an ultra racing front strut brace to stiffen up the top mounts as I didn’t like the look of the holes against the fixings for the coil overs, could easily pop through in my opinion pics to follow.
     
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